Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp Teaches Girls Leadership, Tech
Skills. Twenty-one rising eighth-grade girls from Thomas
Harrison and Skyline middle schools are getting a sneak peak into college life
this week. Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Harrisonburg-Rockingham County is hosting its first Young Women’s Leadership
Project camp at James Madison University.
Saturday, April 23 at Valley Lanes in Harrisonburg. Join us for our signature, annual fundraiser and a throwback celebration to mark our 40th anniversary. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring matches that change their lives for the better, forever. For more information or to register, visit BBBSBowl.com.
Perdue, through the Franklin P. and Arthur W.
Perdue Foundation, has invested in local children facing adversity with a $15,000
grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County. The funds
will be used to support one-to-one matches in the Big Brothers Big Sisters
School/Site-Based Mentoring Program.
In its 13th year of support, TJX Companies, Inc., through the TJX Foundation, has awarded Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County a $5,000 grant to enhance the agency’s School Based Mentoring Program.
Perdue, through the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has renewed its support of children facing adversity with a $10,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County. The Foundation has awarded $40,000 in endowments to Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2011.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County is a youth-services organization that pairs adult mentors in professionally guided, one-to-one matches with children facing adversity. As an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, the organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve positive, measurable outcomes through research-based methods. Among other improvements, local evaluation data shows that children served progress academically, avoid delinquency, and experience increased self-confidence. Founded locally in 1976 as an outreach of Trinity Presbyterian Church, the organization is the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the state of Virginia, serving 680 children in 2014.